The Q&A Archives: ground cover

Question: I would like to replace my grass with a groundcover that can be walked on. I have two small dogs that have ruined my grass. It require too much water to keep it looking beautiful.

Answer: You can try native ground covers such as beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis), sea thrift (Armeria maritima), or yerba buena (Satureja douglasii). Other alternatives to turf grass are creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra) or Pacific dune sedge (Carex pansa). These can be mowed with a push mower, set at the highest setting, or allowed to grow to form a natural, lumpy carpet. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) can be established from seed in one season; it tolerates some foot traffic and it doesn?t mind the mower, either.

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